Give Thanks

Life can be really hectic; at instances where you may expect it the least. However busy I may get, I still stop and give thanks. Why? Because without Him, we wouldn’t be here at all. Healthy and strong, striving to put away each day with the utmost satisfaction and pleasure we can hope to obtain.

In one month, my world had been turned upside down. From the peace and calmness of tranquility I had been so used to for the past six months, deadlines and perfection to succeed had replaced it. But it also brought a sense of belonging and drive that I had been so dearly missing ever since that day which brought stagnant objectives.

I hope to be able to somehow balance life, love, friendships, happiness, thankfulness, and joy to those around me. Including those whom I only get a glimpse of as I pass them by on my commute home, or through the halls. You never know, even a friendly wave could brighten someone’s day when they’re feeling the lowest of lows.

I give thanks, because He provided. I give thanks, because He deserves our acknowledgement. I give thanks, because of each passing day being a reality. I give thanks, because He is always there. I give thanks, because I can.

I give thanks.

Praise, Praise, Praise!

Praise! Praise! Praise to the Lord, our great Creator! He who made all, who breathed life into us, who formed us from the dust on the ground beneath our soils to living, walking creatures. Oh, He is great. Prayers are always heard when spoken to our Lord. He hears us and though sometimes it may seem as if we are alone, we are not; He is with us through any and everything. Especially demonstrated through the praise-worthy poem “Footsteps”, it illustrates that we are never alone, the Lord walks with us through every hardship and struggle we have in life. 

I thank the Lord. He has made my voice just that notch louder today. Though it still isn’t my original voice, seeing progress as my voice slowly returns is an amazing thing to witness. Our Lord’s great power towards restoring my voice to speak in this world. 

Never take for granted anything in life. It was never yours to begin with. Our Lord gave it to us, but he can also take it away any second. The next step you take you may end up on the ground, clutching for your next breath, wondering how it had come down to this. But our Lord is merciless, he has grace, he is love. 

Even through unimaginable circumstances he is there with us. It is our faith in Him that saves us. Be thankful for all that you have. Don’t waver in your faith for Him. Be proud that you are a child of this great and almighty God. 

He is love. Let me learn to become the child whom he has paved my path to go with this life. Let me lower my burdens and worries unto Him. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34.

May we remember to keep Him as the focal point of our lives, striving to do all that please Him and to help others along their journey in getting to know and love Him deeply. 

time to pass

With so much time on my hands now, I wonder what to do with it all. Just this time last year I was scrambling to get through a term’s worth of notes, assignments, past exams, vocabulary; anything that could help when the final exam would be placed in front of me. The worries and stress of last year seem so far away now. We never know where we’re going to be next, who we’ll be with, what we will be. But it’s the uncertainty of it all that propels us to want to organize everything hoping it’ll become swell and perfect. Perfection – something unattainable yet desired by many. But it’s okay, our creator accepts us for who we are, for what we’ve done. We’re forgiven.

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable

He who knows the stars by name loves us, He who created us in his image, loves us greatly.